New interactive map shows every Covid-19 death in Lancaster, Morecambe and Carnforth areas

The data shows that 35 people in the Lancaster district died after testing positive for Covid-19 up to April 17.

Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 12:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 12:12 pm

This is the most up to date information taken from the Office for National Statistics as of May 4 2020.

The map can be found HERE.

The data shows London had the highest age-standardised mortality rate with 85.7 deaths per 100,000, while in Lancaster the figure was 24 per 100,000.

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In South Lakes, the figure is 54 deaths per 100,000, while in Wyre the figure is 12.

The Carnforth, Silverdale and Warton postcode, and the Skerton and Vale postcode, had the highest percentage of deaths relating to Covid-19, compared to the total number of all deaths registered between March 1 and April 17.

In Carnforth, Silverdale and Warton, there have been 10 Covid-19 deaths, which equates to 38 per cent of the 26 total deaths.

In Skerton and Vale, there have been three Covid-19 deaths, which also equates to 38 per cent of the total deaths (eight).

There have been four Covid-19 deaths in Lancaster East, four in Heysham and Overton, two in Kellet & Lune Valley, two in Hest Bank & Bolton-le-Sands, two in Bare, two in Morecambe Town, two in Morecambe West End, one in Halton & Caton, one in Scotforth East & Bowerham, one in University, Galgate & Dolphinholme, and one in Scale Hall & Torrisholme.

There were no Covid-19 deaths registered in Morecambe South, Westgate, Lancaster Central, Moorlands & Greaves and Marsh, Haverbreaks & Scotforth West, up to April 17.

A total of 90,232 deaths were registered in England and Wales during that time; 20,283 of which involved Covid-19.

When adjusting for size and age structure of the population, there were 36.2 deaths involving Covid-19 per 100,000 people in England and Wales.

London had the highest age-standardised mortality rate with 85.7 deaths per 100,000,

Nick Stripe, head of health analysis, Office for National Statistics, said: “By mid-April, the region with the highest proportion of deaths involving Covid-19 was London, with the virus being involved in more than four in 10 deaths since the start of March.

“In contrast, the region with the lowest proportion of Covid-19 deaths was the South West, which saw just over 1 in 10 deaths involving coronavirus.

“The 11 local authorities with the highest mortality rates were all London boroughs, with Newham, Brent and Hackney suffering the highest rates of Covid-19 related deaths.

“People living in more deprived areas have experienced Covid-19 mortality rates more than double those living in less deprived areas.

“General mortality rates are normally higher in more deprived areas, but so far Covid-19 appears to be taking them higher still.”